Make this easy DIY Balsamic Glaze at home with just 2 ingredients. Drizzle it over salads, grills or just about anything, it will surely perk up the taste. Here is how to make Balsamic Glaze Recipe.
If your taste buds prefer the pleasantly sharp taste or appetizing flavour, then Balsamic Glaze is a must-have accompaniment to drizzle on vegetable, salad, pasta, fish and poultry. This glaze can enrich any dish from ordinary to extraordinary with its perfectly balanced sweet, tangy flavour that makes any dish palatable.
This homemade recipe is way healthier than the store-bought one which consists of additives like artificial sweeteners, stabilizers and preservatives. It adds a beautiful, deep pop of colour to any dish to create a perfect, professional presentation. Just spread on top of any dish and savour it.
What is Balsamic Glaze?
Balsamic reduction or glaze is made out of not more than two ingredients and takes about 15 minutes to make. The glaze is a blend of balsamic vinegar and a sweetener, be it maple syrup, honey or brown sugar that has been cooked and boiled down to thick syrupy concoction.
What does Balsamic Glaze taste like?
The glaze has an intensely sweet tangy flavour that makes it a flavourful topping to add to so many dishes. You can try out this DIY balsamic glaze recipe at home and positively, you will relish it. Traditional balsamic offers a mellow tartness rather than a strong acidity.
Why is the right consistency of Balsamic Glaze?
The consistency of the balsamic glaze should be thick enough to coat the back of the spoon but yet pourable, similar to honey. The glaze will continue to thicken as it cools, so switch off the heat a minute or two before it’s ready.
Which is the best Balsamic Vinegar?
High-quality aged balsamic vinegar (often the most expensive ones at the store) are actually pretty syrupy, to begin with. However, there is no need to buy expensive vinegar as moderately price vinegar also works fine.
What do you put Balsamic Glaze on?
The plus point of Balsamic Glaze is one can top in on anything and make the dish irresistible. This easy DIY balsamic glaze can be used as following
Salads: Balsamic Glaze can be drizzled on all types of salads as it imparts a sharp tangy flavour to the dish. One of my fav salad to drizzle balsamic glaze is caprese salad.
Pizza: This balsamic reduction goes well with pizza. You can drizzle the glaze on pizza and drool over it.
Protein: Try topping bruschetta chicken or baked chicken with balsamic reduction. It also goes well with pork chops, tenderloin and steak.
Vegetables: If you prefer munching on crispy veggies adding balsamic glaze imparts zestiness to otherwise insipid vegetables. Use it over roasted brussel sprouts, carrots, asparagus or mushroom and perk up their taste.
How long does Balsamic Glaze Last?
Store in a cool dark place to best preserve the complexity of its flavours, and keep away from other pungent ingredients. Balsamic vinegar will not continue to mature in the bottle.
How to make Balsamic Glaze without Sugar
When you reduce balsamic vinegar, you’re actually evaporating the water and concentrating the sugars. So, balsamic vinegar is naturally sweet and becomes even sweeter as it cooks down into a glaze.
Although most of the recipes ask for incorporating sweeteners like brown sugar, you can add maple syrup or honey if you prefer taking the healthy route. But you can skip adding the sugar and just reduce the balsamic vinegar to make sugar free balsamic glaze.
How to make Balsamic Glaze Step by Step
Add balsamic vinegar and sugar in a pan.
Heat over medium heat and bring the mixture to a gentle boil. Simmer the heat to medium low and cook until the mixture is reduced to half and starts to coat the back of the spoon. It will take 15-20 minutes for the mixture to cook to the right consistency.
DIY Balsamic Glaze Recipe
DIY Balsamic Glaze
Make this easy DIY Balsamic Glaze at home with just 2 ingredients. Drizzle it over salads, grills or just about anything, it will surely perk up the taste. Here is how to make Balsamic Glaze Recipe.Make this easy DIY Balsamic Glaze at home with just 2 ingredients. Drizzle it over salads, grills or just about anything, it will surely perk up the taste.
- 2 cups Balsamic Vinegar
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
Add balsamic vinegar and sugar in a pan.
Heat over medium heat and bring the mixture to a gentle boil.
Simmer the heat to medium low and cook until the mixture is reduced to half and starts to coat the back of the spoon.
It will take 15-20 minutes for the mixture to cook to the right consistency.
Keep stirring at regular intervals while cooking.
Remove the pan from heat and let the glaze cool down.
Store in a glass jar.
Keep stirring the glaze while cooking.
Be very watchful once the glaze starts to thicken. It takes a few seconds for it to go from the right consistency to burning.
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